Former LPGA chairman, Shepard, passes away

Former LPGA chairman of the board, Shepard, passes away

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Andy Shepard, 84, former chairman of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Board of Directors, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, following complications from a recent fall. Shepard, a Santa Rosa, Calif., resident at the time of his death, served on the LPGA Board of Directors from 1992-96, and was chairman of the board from 1997-2000.

Shepard, a Stanford University graduate, started with Santa Rosa-based Exchange Bank as a teller in 1949. He led the transition of Exchange Bank from a small, rural institution to an award-winning modern commercial bank. Throughout his tenure, he rose through the leadership and led the bank as president, board chairman, CEO and chairman until 2003; he served as chairman emeritus ever since.

In addition to his wife, Mardi, in Santa Rosa, Shepard is survived by daughters Marcy Lyons, of Greenbrae, Calif., and Susan Ball, of Pasadena, Calif.; stepdaughters Debbie Bird, of Plano, Texas, and Trece O'Donnell, of Littleton, Colo; four grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1154 Montgomery Drive, Suite 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, or to the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395.

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